BBAO: Cap limit increases to $123 million

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Good morning and Happy March!

As you might have heard Thursday evening, the NFL's 2013 salary cap number -- the total each team can spend for the year -- will be $123 million. That's a bit higher than most prognosticators had estimated, but it's not enough of an increase to change whatever strategy NFC North teams have put into place for a new league year that begins in less than two weeks.

I'll have updated cap numbers for each team as soon as I can reliably track them down, but I'm expecting the Green Bay Packers to have the most space in the division and the Detroit Lions to have the least. Space isn't necessarily indicative of potential activity on the free agent market, and there could be more changes through restructures and adjustments over the coming days.

While we have a moment, let's take a quick spin around the division: